Great Council – Nov 8, 2021

Great Council – Nov 8, 2021

Great Council of Carolingia:

Baron and Baroness Nobildonna Fiore Leonetta Bardi and Lord Frithuric Ulman

Championships for Thrown and Archery have wrapped. They will be announced at an ad hoc court at archery practice in Carlisle. 

There was a gathering of the company of Bowman at practice in Carlisle. Thanks to Elian for putting it together.

The Barons have have been traveling to events outside the Barony, and it is good to see other Carolingians out and about, and thank you to the retaining staff.

They will be at 100 minutes war and Bergental Yule.

Sugawara has stepped up as largesse coordinator. 

Ideas are being floated for informal gatherings, including SCA and non-SCA events. If you don’t facebook, please e-mail your ideas to the Barons.

Seneschal Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot

Policy Amendment Vote: 32 Voting seats on council. 27 Ballots returned. Thank you to all the officers, guild heads, and so forth. The poll closes at 8, so there is still time, do it now. 

Officer Blurb:

I would like all Officers to write up a short blurb about the workings of your office. I’m going to work with the Webminister to have a space where those descriptions are available so that there is a little less mystery in what some of these offices do, which I think will go a long way to helping these positions be filled by new and eager people. The purpose of this is to make sure that during future transitions, interested people have a better idea of what the role entails.

Lady Astridr Eiriksdottir is the new East Kingdom Social Media Officer! Vivat

Seneschal of the Canton of the Towers Lord Thorvald Olafsson Kveld-Hrútssonar

No Report

Secretary Lord Donato Favro

No Report

Chancellor of the Exchequer Kara Irini Bint Todori

No Report

Chancelor Minor Theo of Carolingia

No Report

Chatelaine Baroness Isabelle

Isabelle is stepping down as Chatelaine, as she is moving to Stonemarche – interested parties should email both the Seneschal and Chatelaine. 

Newcomers Night: Nov 22nd at 7pm

Golden Gryphon Pursuivant Richard Heyworth

Herald office hours tomorrow from 5:30-8:30 on Facebook. Postponed to this week due to the flu.

Knight Marshal Baron Valerian of Somerset

No Report

Minister of Arts & Sciences Lady Cathain Reiter
Kingdom MOAS will be having a display this weekend.

Web Minister Magister Symon of Barnesdale

No Report

Chronicler Baron Kendrick del Grenewode

No Report

Dance Mistress Lady Aelia Fortunata

No Report

Gold Key Baroness Alanna of Skye

Alana is stepping down as Gold Key – interested parties should email both the Seneschal and Chatelaine. Ysabel may have storage space available for at least a year.

Historian Mistress Eowyn Eilownwy of Alewife Brook

No Report

Liber Editor Lord Orlando dei Medici

No Report

Marshal-Fence Lord Zohane Faber

No Report

Marshal-Archery Master Peter the Red

Succesful creepy crawly shoot, and practice will continue through the winter.

Marshal-Thrown Weapons Lady Deirdre Greenwode

No Report

Minister of the Lists Lord Trentus Nubianus

No Report

Steward Lord Zohane Faber

No Report

Clerk of the Stable Etain ingen Ut Neill

No Report

Social Media Officer Lady Caterina Genevra Beltrami

No Report


Daystar Noble Guinemer d’Angelade

If you see people doing service that are not members of the order, please submit them to the order. You do not need to be a member to recommend people.

Perseus Lord Pandaulf of Fenmere

The same applies for the Perseus for those engaged in martial activities.

Moon Mistress Eleanor Catlyng

No Report

Comet Theo of Carolingi

No Report


Needleworkers Etain ingen ut Neill

November and December off due to the holidays, meetings will resume in January. Scheduled Spring meetings include Padded Work by Mistress Vienna, and a class on EK wiki by Master Symon in the new year.

Storytellers Sir Michael of York

Meeting November Tues Nov 16th, virtual 7:30-9:30

Meeting Sun Dec 12 T virtual 7:30-9:30

Sun Jan 2, Deep dive event, 13th Century “Bloggers”. 2:30-5

Mail announcements to Carolingian list and FB. If you have interest, send suggestions.

Waytes Ysabel da Costa

Continue to meet on non-council Mondays, please inquire for the address to Any musician is welcome.

Low Company Magister Symon of Barnesdale

First in person indoor meeting in a long time, a few weeks ago. Show and tell book night. Justin brought his library to show. Saturday Nov 20th at Symon and Dierdre. Teaching and playing games. If you have requests, please send them to Symon. Standard EK Covid rules apply and are required. Feel free to inquire on details.


Carolingia 50 Year Lady Patience Faircloth
Monetary number is not yet ready for 50 year which will be in 2023. A site in Waltham is being looked at (Girl Scout camp with cabins and campground), Simona of Quintavia is familiar with the site and is reaching out.

Originally planning was conceived as a weekend event with feast. We are still interested in doing that. Patience would like to shift the event to February in order to avoid conflicts with regularly scheduled events, including our own Otter’s Welcome. Camping may be a problem, but if it is in Waltham, the event is easily day trippable, and can be reached by bus. Patience is not ready to ask for council approval at this point, but will once financial information is available. Attendance may be significant because of post pandemic recovery. Patience will inquire about inside buildings, insulation.

Ysabel?: Weather may make the event site inaccessible for those with mobility issues.
Eagdyth: Carolingia is a large Barony. Travel may be a significant issue especially with winter weather.

Patience: Camp will be less available in the summer months, and the schedule is tight. We are currently looking at pricing for Feb, March, and April. We don’t know if it is certainly available in February. 

Seneschal: An estimate of 300 seems reasonable. Thank you for the update.

Patience: If you are interested in being part of planning, please contact P by e-mail. P does have a team, but more people are always needed. More info next month.

Otter’s Welcome* Lady Astrid Eiriksdottir

Greetings Carolingian council! Otter’s welcome’s wheels are turning! We currently have it up on the EK calendar, I plan on updating the listing with any relevant information as needed. I am currently in process of interviewing for a registrar. I aim to have this position filled by the end of the week. I welcome all feedback and suggestions for consideration on how to make this an event to remember for any newcomers that may join in our game. This schedule does not conflict with Mother’s Day.  

*This position has officially been declared the Ottercrat. -Donato

Other Events?

Seneschal: Carolingia has a rich history of events, and their excellencies would love to have more. Please make suggestions:


Carolingian ball. Dance is fun and a good social event. 

Saturnalia: Winter festival with food and fun and more options to be social and eat food.

Reading events: The Aeneid or similar.

Coronets: We really want to see events. Simple events, easy events are fine. They don’t have to be big events, small local things are fine. Look for parks, bathroom facilities, free access, cheap access, whatever. 


More winter/holiday events that don’t conflict with the major attended summer events would be good. This is a great time for small local events. 


Pre Covid plans to direct a play at Mass Bay Community College. Auditorium is available for rent and ample parking is available. Close to commuter rail, Newton Riverside. This may be picked up for the fall, or early 2023.


Demos would be a good thing, it might be worth looking into the Topsfield Fair, Waltham Steampunk Festival 


Might be time to bring back the Autocrats Roundtable in order to help people be willing to step up to autocrat. 


Is Peter the Red up for running 12th night this year? Not at his house, but may be able to do it elsewhere. Discussion followed, summarized: It may be possible, not at Peter’s&Aryana’s place. Options are being investigated. 

Duke Lucan:

I am currently helping Winnikinnie castle in the Canton of the Towers in a professional role. The location suffered heavily during the pandemic, because of an electrical failure resulting in burst pipes, etc. Lucan’s company is doing events for them as part of the salvage plan, and is running the Calendar for them. As such, he could schedule an event for Carolingia. Likewise during his regular “Knight’s Hall” events, Carolingia is welcome to set up a recruitment table.* 

*(More discussion and notes following the announcements) – DF


Boredom War – weekend event that went away. Thorvald is trying to pick a fight to get this restarted. Although it will likely be a Quintavian event. 

Policy Amendments Vote

The following represent all voting Members of Council, who received the ballot by e-mail. A reminder. Guilds must be active to vote, regardless of charter.

ArcheryPeter the Red
CaliversRemy Delemontangne de Gascogne
Chancellor MinorTheo of Carolingia
ChatelaineIsabelle de Montreuil sur Mer
ChroniclerKendrick del Grenewode
Clerk of StablesEtain ingen ut Neill
Company of BowmenElian of Fellswood
Cooks Guild Zohane Faber
Dance MistressAelia Fortunata
ExchequerKara Irini bint Todori
Gold KeyAlana of Skye
HeraldRichard Heyworth
HistorianEowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook
JongulersYsabel da Costa
Knight MarshalValerian of Somerset
LiberOrlando de Medici
Mistress of A&SCathain Reiter
Minister of the ListsTrentus Nubianus
NeedleworkersEtain ingen ut Neill
Order of the CometTheo of Carolingia
Order of the DaystarGuinemer d’Angelade
Order of the MoonEleanor Catlying
Order of the PerseusPandulf of Fenmere
Rapier MarshalZohane Faber
SecretaryDonato Favro
SeneschalAaradyn Ghyoot
Seneschal of TowersThorvald Olafsson Kveld-Hrútssonar
StewardZohane Faber
StorytellersMichael of York
Thrown WeaponsDeirdre of Greenwode
WebministerSymon of Barnesdale
Current Autocrat(s)Astrid Eiriksdottir

Policy Votes:

27 of 32 responses:

Amenddment 1 74% Approve.

Amenddment 2 96% approved.

Amenddment 3 100% approved

Amenddment 4 100% approved

Amenddment 5 100% approved

Amenddment 6 100% approved

All policy amendments approved and passed. The language of all amendment is available online. A revised copy of the Policies will be up within the week.


Coronets Welcome to Noble Bella Di Sicilla, new order of the maunche.

Fortunata Apprenticed by Gunthorp.

Senescha Squire Lord albrecht by Sir Zippy

Lady Medwyn Protege mistress Vick

Albreda took an out of Barony apprentice.

Justin will schedule an autocrats roundtable for December.

Aelia Fortunata Reading Manuscripts roundtable will be this Sunday 14th, new Roman cursive. Let Gunthorm know if you’re interested. Or Justin or Thera. 

Non SCA Announcements

Justin. Intercon is open for game signups. If you like Larping, please come and play. In person, feb 24th. Intercon does have child friendly games. (Children Okayish. Def okay for older kids).

Seneschal: Is a Renn dance demo planned for Arisia?

Justin: Arisia is still trying to work out details, but we are willing. 

Q&A with Duke Lucan regarding Winnikinnie Castle

Site Capacity: 500, 1000, 1500 depending on portapotties. No plumbing available at this time. Lukan’s event has 5 portas total (2 by default)

Parking: Small parking good for 250 cars up top. Parking down at the bottom has additional space. 

The Winnikinnie foundation runs the castle and first right to the use of the land, but it’s owned by the city of Haverill. 

Sat abandoned until the 70s, Haverill helped rehab it, although that had some negative effects.

Water and elec on site. Caretaker on site. 

Permit for beer and wine is simple, a permit for liquor is difficult.

It is not normally campable, but that is an internal policy, and it might be possible to change it for the right events.

Contracts would be with Knights Hall and Winnikinnie foundation. Payments would go to Winnikinnie.

There are no set prices, but we are requested to offer fair market pricing, as Lukan is trying to benefit and help salvage the location. 

Patience: Are firepits permitted?

Lucan: Aboveground firepits are okay. Lukan is working to confirm with the city for Canopies and tents over 10×10. For future reference, MA or CA fire retardant is required for tends over that size. Lukan’s permit would apply in this case as long as our tents meet fire code.